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Italy Serie A

13th April 2013 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: N Rizzoli

Pescara Pescara vs Siena Siena

Pescara 2

M Celik (52)
R Togni (59)

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Siena 3

Angelo (14)
D Zanon (og 33)
I Emeghara (86)

Siena out of bottom three

Last Updated: 13/04/13 8:07pm

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Siena celebrate their second goal at Pescara

Siena celebrate their second goal at Pescara

Siena left the bottom three of Serie A and pushed Pescara even closer to relegation with a dramatic 3-2 win at the Stadio Adriatico.

Angelo and a Damiano Zanon own goal gave the Bianconeri a two-goal cushion at the interval, but Pescara launched a spirited fightback in the second half to level through goals from Mervan Celik and Eugenio Togni.

However, Siena bagged victory in a pulsating relegation battle four minutes to spare with Innocent Emeghera taking them out of the relegation zone and leaving their hosts nine points behind.

Siena began brightly with Simone Vergassola going close to giving them the lead within 10 minutes before Claudio Terzi's hit was saved by Ivan Pelizzoli.

Pelizzoli turned Alessio Sestu's curling effort onto the crossbar before the same Siena player went close again during a furious start to the game for the Tuscan side.

Their pressure paid off in the 15th minute when Angelo headed in after Sestu's third shot in as many minutes was blocked.

Emeghara should have made it two shortly afterwards, but he sent his shot over the crossbar from a good position.

Pescara had a good spell of pressure of their own before Siena doubled their lead in the 33rd minute when Sestu's cross was turned past his own goalkeeper by Zanon.

The second half started in a similar vein with Emeghara and Sestu wasting chances before Celik grabbed a lifeline for the hosts.

Giuseppe Sculli's shot was saved by Gianluca Pegolo, but the ball fell out to Celik, whose shot deflected in off Felipe.

The goal transformed the game and Pescara levelled just seven minutes later with a fine free-kick from Togni which grazed the underside of the crossbar on its way past Pegolo.

Suddenly, Pescara were on top and Pegolo did well to deny Emmanuel Cascione.

After withstanding the pressure, Siena began to attack again with Angelo and substitute Nicola Pozzi both testing Pelizzoli.

Pozzi then hit the crossbar with Sculli hitting the post at the other end as the game swung from end to end with both sides searching for a winner.

And it was Siena who found it in the 86th minute with Emeghara completing a counter attack following a Pescara as the home side committed too many men forward.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 33 87
2 Roma 33 79
3 Napoli 33 67
4 Fiorentina 33 58
5 Inter Milan 33 53
6 Parma 33 51
7 Torino 33 48
8 AC Milan 33 48
9 Lazio 33 48
10 Verona 33 46
11 Atalanta 33 46
12 Sampdoria 33 41
13 Genoa 33 39
14 Udinese 33 38
15 Cagliari 33 33
16 Chievo 33 30
17 Bologna 33 28
18 Livorno 33 25
19 Sassuolo 33 25
20 Catania 33 20